Junior Market in sharp drop – Monday

CAC closed at a new high on Monday.

The Junior Market suffered a sharp 2 percent drop with the index shedding 59.56 points to close at 2,871.76 on Monday, as the prices of 7 securities advanced, 9 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
The market closed with 20 securities changing hands, resulting in 6,699,330 shares valued at $22 trading, compared to 8 securities trading on Friday with 3,826,595 shares valued at $11,225,879 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 334,967 units for an average of $1,116,396 in contrast to 212,589 units for an average of $582,881 on Friday. An average of 211,318 units at an average value of $1,500,635 traded, and previously 200,424 units at an average value of $1,534,489. In contrast, January closed with an average of 122,386 shares, valued at $489,704 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 3 with lower offers.
The market will have Elite Diagnostics trading for the first time on Tuesday, following the heavy over subscription of the Initial public issue.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 10 cents higher at $2.10, with 3,023,130 stock units, Blue Power dropped 79 cents to end trading at $33.01, with 3,500 units, CAC 2000 gained 94 cents to close at an all time high of $9.99, with 935 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.90, with 1,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 20 cents at $5, after 3,715 shares changed hands. Caribbean Producers finished trading 20 cents higher at $4.40, with 1,280 units, Derrimon Trading fell 50 cents to $7, with 8,337 shares, Dolphin Cove finished with a loss of $2.50 at $16, and 6,835 stock units traded, Express Catering fell 10 cents to $4.60, with 10,000 shares. FosRich Group traded with a loss of 10 cents at $2.50, with 5,621 shares, General Accident finished down 4 cents at $2.80, with 101,661 shares, GWest Corporation closed 4 cents higher at $2.74, with 551 stock units, Honey Bun ended at $5.25, with 67,143 units. Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $4.60, with 218,429 stock units, Knutsford Express closed $2 higher at $15, with 617 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 17 cents at $4.35, with 83,262 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading at $5.25, with 43,680 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 80 cents at $3.70, with 3,010,717 units, Main Event rose 4 cents to close at $5.80, with 5,909 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading 31 cents higher at $5.51, with 103,008 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Trinidad stock market remains steady – Monday

Prices of only 4 stocks changed at the close of trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday, with trading in 16 securities against 18 on Friday. 2 stocks advanced, 2 declined and 12 remained unchanged on a day of modest trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Friday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers, an indication of a greater level of stability in the market.
Trading ended with 74,204 shares with a value of $1,358,010, compared to 213,988 shares with a value of $4,302,172, changing hands.
At close the Composite Index gained 0.21 points on Monday to 1,269.64, the All T&T Index rose 0.09 points to 1,701.97 while Cross Listed Index added 0.07 points to close at 113.12.
Gains|Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose 2 cents and finished at $27.02, with 1,175 units and Unilever Caribbean closed with a gain of 1 cent at $29.01, trading 20,210 shares.
Losses| National Flour closed with a loss of 4 cents and completed trading at $1.90, with 250 shares and Republic Financial Holdings shed 1 cent and finish at $101.51, with 3,281 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades| Clico Investments concluded trading at $20, with 3,843 units, First Caribbean International Bank ended at $9.30, trading 1,500 shares,  First Citizens finished at $32.10, with 175 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy closed at $3.40, with 18,000 units trading, JMMB Group finished at $1.80, with 4,922 stock units changing hands. Massy Holdings ended at $47, with 1,000 stock units trading, National Enterprises finished at $9.65, with 500 units, NCB Financial Group closed at $6.60, trading 5,000 shares, Point Lisas ended at $3.81, with 3,386 units. Prestige Holdings finished at $10, trading 4,645 shares, Sagicor Financial concluded trading at $7.82, with 5,453 units and Scotiabank completed trading at $61.71, with 864 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Moderate JSE main market trading

Main Market activity of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market ended on Friday with 3,008,815 shares changing hands valued at a mere $31,052,068 as 26 securities traded ending with 9 securities rising, 8 falling, 6 trading firm.
Trading led to declines in the market indices, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropping 794.62 points to 316,131.77 and the JSE Index declining by 723.99 points to 288,031.79.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments ended with a loss of 45 cents at $8, with 937 stock units, Berger Paints closed at $17.99, with 12,166 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading with a loss of 2 cents at $1.36, with 43,535 units, Carreras finished with a loss of 44 cents at $10.51, with 42,730 shares, Caribbean Cement settled 18 cents higher at $30.68, with 9,500 shares. Ciboney Group closed at 32 cents with 159,414 shares traded, Grace Kennedy ended trading $1 higher at $44, with 61,564 shares, Jamaica Broilers traded 5 cents higher at $18.10, with 7,050 stock units, Jamaica Producers finished trading with a loss of 1.97 cents at $15.50, with 186,991 units, JMMB Group ended at $25, with 18,977 shares. Kingston Properties concluded trading 65 cents higher at $6.65, with 7,265 shares, Kingston Wharves finished $1 higher at $42, with 1,500 stock units, Mayberry Investments settled with a loss of 6 cents at $5.99, with 1,500 units, NCB Financial Group ended trading 20 cents higher at $100, with 51,424 shares. PanJam Investment closed 95 cents higher at $41, with 37,796 stock units, Radio Jamaica finished 12 cents higher at $1.12, with 1,621,266 shares, Sagicor Group settled 40 cents higher at $36, with 11,923 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled at $14.90, with 56,392 shares, Scotia Group traded at $50.55, with 106,638 units. Seprod finished trading with a loss of 59 cents at $29.01, leading to 156,774 shares changing hands, Sterling Investments closed with a rise of 31 cents at $9.31, with 13,427 shares, Supreme Ventures ended at $12, with 10,983 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $4.10, after 127,537 stock units were exchanged while Wisynco Group finished at $10.69, with 304,203 units. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.25% traded 100 stock units at $2.49, and Jamaica Money Market 7.5% finished trading at $1.95, with 10,706 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE main market indices fall – Friday.”

JSE main market indices fall – Friday

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Grace Kennedy gained $1 to close at $44 on Friday

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index fell by 794.62 points to 316,131.77 and the JSE Index declined by 723.99 points to 288,031.79.
Market activity ended with only 3,008,815 shares valued at a mere $31,052,068 changing hands, in contrast to 3,856,461 shares valued at $40,581,082 on Thursday.
The major contributors to the total volume in the market was Radio Jamaica with 1,621,266 shares traded with the next being Wisynco Group with 304,203 units.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels, leading to prices of 11 securities rising, 7 falling, 11 trading firm as 29 securities changed hands, including just 1 from the US market versus 31 that traded on Thursday.
The securities with the largest price changes include, Grace Kennedy with a gain of $1 to $44, Kingston Wharves up $1 to $42 and PanJam Investment rose 95 cents to $41 and Jamaica Producers lost $1.77 to $15.50.
The US market closed with Proven Investments exchanged 4,000 ordinary shares, to close at 21 US cents, with a value of US$924 and the JSE US Equities Index fell 1.82 points to 165.
Trading closed with an average of 117,781 units valued at an average of $1,194,310 for each security traded. In contrast to 137,731 units for an average of $1,449,324 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 183,585 units valued at $2,815,964 and previously, 189,385 units valued at $2,973,878. In contrast, January closed with average of 349,084 units at an average of $5,801,440 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.

For more details of market activities see – Moderate JSE main market trading.

Junior Market rose modestly on Friday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with the prices of 9 securities advancing, 4 declining and 5 remaining unchanged leading to the market Index advancing 5.72 points to 2,941.32.
The market closed with 18 securities changing hands, resulting in 3,826,595 shares valued at $11,225,879 trading, compared to 21 securities trading on Thursday with 4,506,090 shares valued at $11,225,879 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 212,589 units for an average of $582,881 in contrast to 214,576 units for an average of $434,566 on Thursday. An average of 200,424 units at an average value of $1,534,489 traded, and previously 199,377 units at an average value of $1,616,445. In contrast, January closed with an average of 122,386 shares, valued at $489,704 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed 1 cent higher at $45.02, with 18,500 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 3,056,419 stock units trading, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.90, with 974 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading 38 cents higher at $7.50, with 6,441 units, Express Catering ended trading 10 cents higher at $4.70, with 67,234 shares. FosRich Group traded 10 cents higher at $2.60, with 1,300 stock units, General Accident finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $2.84, with 193,992 shares, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 5 cents at $2.70, with 109,788 stock units, Honey Bun ended 15 cents higher at $5.25, with 28,443 units. Iron Rock concluded trading at $3, with 110,000 shares, Jamaican Teas settled at $4.50, with 14,330 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 39 cents higher at $4.60, with 10,502 stock units, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 50 cents at $13, with 1,000 shares. Lasco Distributors ended 6 cents higher at $4.52, with 66,915 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading 4 cents higher at $5.25, with 4,590 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished at $4.50, with 36,296 units, Main Event settled with a loss of 34 cents at $5.76, with 4,667 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading 20 cents higher at $5.20, with 95,204 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Trinidad stock market steady – Friday

Prices were mostly steady at the close of trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange with on Friday with trading in 18 securities against 16 on Thursday, with 1 stock advancing, 2 declining and 15 remaining unchanged resulting in modest change in the market indices.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Thursday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers, an indication of a greater level of stability in the market.
Trading ended with 213,988 shares with a value of $4,302,172, compared to 156,311 shares with a value of $5,255,361, changing hands.
At close the Composite Index shed 0.75 points on Friday to 1,269.43, the All T&T Index fell 0.92 points to 1,701.06 while Cross Listed Index declined 0.08 points to close at 113.05.
Gains|Unilever Caribbean increased 1 cent to finished at $29, trading 17,247 shares.
Losses| Massy Holdings traded with a loss of 30 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $47, with 39,420 stock units changing hands and Sagicor Financial closed with a loss of 1 cent to end at $7.82, with 21,500 units.
Firm Traded| Ansa Mcal finished at $60, with 300 units, Ansa Merchant completed at $40, trading 1,000 shares, Clico Investments end with $20, with 24,410 units, First Citizens completed at $32.10, trading 1,722 shares, Grace Kennedy concluded trading at $3.40, with 35,000 units. LJ Williams B share closed at 75 cents, trading 3,300 units, National Enterprises completed trading at $9.65, with 9,937 stock units, NCB Financial Group concluded trading at $6.60, trading 20,022 shares, One Caribbean Media end with $12.50, with 6,100 stock units changing hands. Prestige Holdings completed at $10, trading 8,401 shares, Republic Financial Holdings concluded trading at $101.52, with 3,189 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank finish at $61.71, with 163 stock units changing hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL concluded trading at $27, with 7,290 units, Trinidad Cement end at $3.50, trading 13,964 shares and West Indian Tobacco ended at $88.50, with 1,023 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE majors pulled back on Thursday

Interest rates are falling and will drive stocks higher in 2018.

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index falling by 1,047.87 points to 316,926.39 and the JSE Index declining by 954.73 points to 288,755.78.
Main market activity closed with 3,856,461 shares valued at just $40,581,082 changing hands, in contrast to 5,490,162 shares valued at a mere $27,746,053 trading on Tuesday, the day before the Ash Wednesday break.
The major contributors to the total volume in the market include, Wisynco Group with 905,215 units followed by Radio Jamaica with 745,339 units and Ciboney Group with 482,108 units.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels, leading to prices of 11 securities rising, 12 falling, 8 trading firm as 31 securities changed hands, including 3 from the US market. Trading took place in 31 securities on Thursday.
The securities with the largest price changes include, Jamaica Producers rising $1.87 to $17.47, Mayberry Investments with a gain of 90 cents to $6.05, Kingston Wharves losing $1.60 to $41, while PanJam Investment fell $1.80 to $40.05 and Scotia Group lost $1.45 to end at $50.55.
The US market closed with Margaritaville lost 1 cents and closed trading at 1 US cent with 5,000 shares and Proven Investments exchanged 16,820 ordinary shares, to close at 21 US cents. JMMB 6% preference share ended at $1.08 with 400 stock units trading. The market closed with just 22,220 shares trading with a value of US$5,122 and the JSE US Equities Index rising 1.59 points to close at 166.82.
Market activity ended with an average of 137,731 shares valued at $1,449,324, in contrast to 189,316 shares valued at $956,760 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 189,385 units valued at $2,973,878 and previously, 182,709 units valued at $3,152,487. January ended with an average of 239,900 units valued at $5,158,193 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closed with a lower offer.

For more details of market activities see – Subdued trading on Thursday sinks JSE index.

Subdued trading sinks JSE index – Thursday

Market activity closed on The Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday with 28 securities changing hands, as the prices 11 rose 11 declined and 6 traded unchanged as 3,856,461 shares valued at a mere $40,581,082 changed hands.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,047.87 points to 316,926.39 and the JSE Index declined by 954.73 points to 288,755.78.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments ended at $8.45, with 750 stock units, Berger Paints closed with a loss of 1 cent at $17.99, with 350 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading 5 cents higher at $1.38, with 107,631 units, Carreras finished at $10.95, with 200,655 shares, Caribbean Cement settled 48 cents higher at $30.50, with 11,062 shares. Ciboney Group ended trading with a loss of 8 cents at $0.31, with 482,108 shares, Grace Kennedy traded at $43, with 493 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading with a loss of 15 cents at $18.05, with 500 units, Jamaica Producers closed $1.87 higher at $17.47, with 34,606 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended 49 cents higher at $6.99, with 279,870 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading 48 cents higher at $25, with 207,833 shares, Kingston Properties finished at $6, with 2,500 stock units, Kingston Wharves settled with a loss of 1.60 cents at $41, with 1,761 units. Mayberry Investments ended trading 90 cents higher at $6.05, with 125,353 shares, NCB Financial Group traded 80 cents higher at $99.80, with 23,974 shares, 138 Student Living ended with a loss of 15 cents at $6, with 350 shares, PanJam Investment ended with a loss of 1.80 cents at $40.05, with 3,326 units, Pulse Investments finished at $1.80, with 2,985 shares. Radio Jamaica settled with a loss of 5 cents at $1, with 745,339 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading 10 cents higher at $35.60, with 336,636 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading 5 cents higher at $14.90, with 62,225 shares. Salada Foods traded with a loss of 56 cents at $9.95, with 1,000 units, Scotia Group finished trading with a loss of 1.45 cents at $50.55, with 36,870 shares. Seprod closed at $29.60, with 1,200 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading 1 cent higher at $12, Victoria Mutual Investments with 57,209 stock units, finished 5 cents higher at $4.20, with 177,360 units, Wisynco Group settled with a loss of 6 cents at $10.69, with 905,215 shares and in the main market preference segment, JMMB Group closed with a loss of 1 cent at $1.02, with 47,300 shares, changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE in big rise again – Thursday.”

Junior Market gained on Thursday

AMG Packaging traded 3,571,405 stock units

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with the prices of 7 securities advanced, 11 declined and 3 remained unchanged and the Market Index advancing 25.21 points to close at 2,925.60.
The market closed with 21 securities changing hands, resulting in 4,506,090 shares valued at $11,225,879 trading, compared to 18 securities trading on Tuesday with 11,208,712 units valued at $124,643,001 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 214,576 units for an average of $434,566 in contrast to 622,706 units for an average of $6,924,611 on Tuesday. An average of 199,377 units at an average value of $1,616,445 traded, and previously 197,679 units at an average value of $1,737,294. In contrast, January closed with an average of 122,386 shares, valued at $489,704 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 50 cents at $2, with 3,571,405 stock units trading, Blue Power fell 20 cents to $33.80, with 114 units, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.90, with 4,345 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 27 cents at $4.20, with 100,000 units changing hands, Dolphin Cove finished $1.50 higher at $18.50, with 200 stock units. Eppley settled with a loss of $2.02 at $10.50, with 17,000 units, Express Catering ended trading at $4.60, with 107,000 shares, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 5 cents at $2.50, with 78,106 shares, General Accident finished trading 5 cents higher at $2.85, with 101,500 shares. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 15 cents at $2.75, with 422 stock units, Honey Bun ended with a loss of 30 cents at $5.10, with 31,804 units trading, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 10 cents at $4.50, with 10,170 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $4.21, with 44,795 stock units. Key Insurance traded 20 cents higher at $4, with 79,101 units after the company posted improved full year results. KLE Group finished trading 10 cents higher at $2.30, with 5,000 shares, Knutsford Express closed $1.50 higher at $13.50, with 300 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 4 cents at $4.46, with 26,620 shares. Lasco Financial concluded trading 11 cents higher at $5.21, with 26,133 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished at $4.50, with 106,231 units, Stationery and Office finished trading 50 cents higher at $5, with 195,555 stock units trading as demand climbed for the stock following days of little buying interest and tTech ended with a loss of 40 cents at $5.60, with 289 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Trinidad stock market firming up

Prices are firming up on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange with the IC bid-offer Indicator showing stocks being sold currently below the last traded prices have declined sharply from where there were late last year and in January of around 8 offers.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Thursday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers, an indication of a greater level of stability in the market.
Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with trading in 16 securities against 18 on Wednesday, with 3 stocks advancing, 3 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
Trading ended with 156,311 shares with a value of $5,255,361, compared to 107,817 shares with a value of $2,343,695, changing hands.
At close the Composite Index gained 01.55 points on Thursday to 1,270.18, the All T&T Index shed 0.11 points to 1,701.98 while Cross Listed Index rose 0.44 points to close at 113.13.
Gains| Republic Financial Holdings increased 2 cents and concluded trading at $101.52, with 34,343 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank rose 8 cents and finished at $61.71, with 2,668 stock units and Unilever Caribbean closed with a gain of 9 cents and finished at $28.99, trading 50 shares changing hands.
Losses| LJ Williams B share fell 1 cent and ended at 75 cent, trading 31,600 units, Massy Holdings shed 19 cents and finished at $47.30, with 4,712 stock units changing hands and Sagicor Financial lost 5 cents and ended at $7.83, with 1,000 units trading.
Firm Traded| Ansa Mcal finished at $60, with 9,873 units, Clico Investments end with $20, with 18,550 units, First Citizens completed at $32.10, trading 347 shares, Grace Kennedy concluded trading at $3.40, with 17,035 units, JMMB Group completed at $1.80, with 6,138 stock units changing hands.. NCB Financial Group concluded trading at $6.60, trading 21,495 shares, One Caribbean Media end with $12.50, with 300 stock units changing hands., Prestige Holdings completed at $10, trading 200 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL concluded trading at $27, with 5,500 units and Trinidad Cement ended at $3.50, trading 2,500 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.